Things to Do During the Spring in Cumberland Valley
Spring is the perfect season to uncover outdoor beauty and fresh-picked-fun in the Cumberland Valley. Celebrate the season of new beginnings with a hike on a famous trail, unique outdoor attractions and downtown events.
Spring offers a great opportunity to come out of hiding from the winter months and discover area attractions. View the budding trees along the historic Cumberland Valley Rail Trail or at picturesque Children's Lake. Seek out fresh foods at our farmer's markets, discover a variety of birds, or plan a fishing excursion.
Spring is the perfect time to explore the Appalachian Trail through Cumberland Valley. Take family and friends for a day hike along the longest and flattest portion of the entire 2,186-mile famous trail. Convenient parking lots and easy access points make leisure hiking a breeze. Before or after your hike, plan a visit to the Appalachian Trail Museum at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Located in a historic grist mill, it is the only museum in the country dedicated to hiking.
Spring is the beginning of car show season at the Carlisle Fairgrounds as well as Friday night racing at Williams Grove Speedway. Read more about COVID-19 health safety measures implemented by Carlisle Events for this year's car shows.
When the weather warms up, enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner along the sparkling Susquehanna River. Our riverfront restaurants in Wormleysburg offer great views of the Harrisburg skylines and menus that won't disappoint. For more dining options view our Dining Hotspots in Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill and the West Shore. Or visit one (or more) of the locations along the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail. Many of our breweries offer outdoor decks where you can enjoy the warmer weather while sipping a craft brew.
With all the family-friendly options, outdoor adventures, exciting events, and great restaurants you'll want to stay the whole weekend. Our lodging options range from downtown hotels to charming bed and breakfasts. View all your lodging options here.